Bronson is a solid defensive lineman who has the athletic talent to play more
than one position on the defensive line in more than one style of defense. He
has the length, quick feet and balance to rush the passer; he is solid against
the run also. He should be able to play as a defensive end in a 3-4 defense or
as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense. Because of his length, Bronson has the
talent to give you some sacks and to get into the backfield and become a
disruptive force. Bronson shows leadership skills through his play on the field
and has the respect of his coaches and teammates because of the work ethic and
effort he gives on every play.
Bronson has a lot of little issues that he has to improve on to become a better
player for the team that selects him for the next level. His lack of hand usage
is a big issue and he is not powerful or quick off the line because of his pad
level being too high. He needs better lower and upper body strength and needs to
learn counter moves when pass rushing because he lacks the quickness and
explosion for sudden moves off the line of scrimmage. Bronson has a good work
ethic so improving in all of these areas might take time, but given that time to
work on these things, should not be problem.
TALENT BOARD ROUND: 2
I see Bronson working hard to improve and become an interior lineman who should
give you 3 to 6 sacks a year and become a core player for the team that selects
him. However, he has to learn better tricks of the trade and get stronger which
may take a year or two. Players like Bronson are key to a better pass rush
defense because if you donít have pressure up the middle of the line, itís hard
for your defensive ends to make sacks and even harder for your corners to cover.
Some will tell you that the key to a pass rush is the defensive ends, and itís
true that they are an intricate part of a good pass rushing team; however,
without pressure up the middle those defensive ends will run their buttocks off
trying to get to the quarterback if that quarterback can move up in the pocket
and extend a play. Bronson looks to me to be a solid player for your defensive
line and a player who can play in more than one style of defensive front and
that makes him a smart draft choice in my book. He should become a core player
and a fan favorite for the team that selects him.